Berchinrode - Time for Change
"Berchinrode" is a small self-sufficiency farm and place of BiNE e.V. - association for education for sustainable development. After taking part in my first PDC in Aljezur 2016, I found, that many of the things that we installed here, are actually Permaculture Designs - apart from that, the ethics of Permaculture match the principles of those in Education for Sustainable Development, an area, I've been working in over the past ten years.
On the farm you will find chickens and ducks, as well as bees and there is the occasional visit of some sheep. Normally, the sheep graze on several meadows and orchards around within 100m to 6km reach.
Apart from that, there is a vegetable garden with herbs and also soft-fruit and fruit-trees around the house. A big natural pond and a natural hedge round the setting off.
The association BiNE e.V. carries out workshops with the sheep on the meadows, colletcts appels and processes them into natural juice in Autumn as well as other workshops in schools and on the farm dealing with different aspects of sustainable development and permaculture.